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SoCalGas, H2U testing new Gramme 50 electroylzer for green hydrogen production

Green Car Congress

Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) and H2U Technologies are testing a new electrolyzer, called the Gramme 50, for the production of green hydrogen.

Electric Island: First US charging station for electric semis is ready for megawatt fast-charging

Green Car Reports

Big trucks have big charging needs. They’re megawatt-level charging needs, when you consider how quickly trucks will need to pack the energy back in and not interrupt their daily, time-is-money business too much. Electric Island aims to meet those needs and more.

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Universal Hydrogen announces $20.5M in Series A funding to build and test full-scale hardware for hydrogen commercial aircraft

Green Car Congress

Universal Hydrogen announced $20.5-million Series A financing round led by prominent Silicon Valley venture fund, Playground Global, with the investor syndicate comprising Fortescue Future Industries, Coatue, Global Founders Capital, Plug Power, Airbus Ventures, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, Sojitz Corporation, and Future Shape.

BYD next-generation EV platform: Up to 600 miles, 800V charging, optimized efficiency

Green Car Reports

Chinese automaker BYD has already built more electric cars than many established automakers, and now it's launching a new dedicated platform for its next generation of EVs. The BYD e-platform 3.0

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2023 Cadillac LYRIQ EV makes its debut; reservations open in September; availability 1H22

Green Car Congress

The production model 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ EV has made its debut. With testing of Cadillac’s inaugural electric luxury SUV running ahead of schedule, the brand announced that customers may place order reservations beginning in September 2021, with initial availability starting the first half of 2022.

Megawatt charging for trucks, beef-fat biodiesel, BYD EV platform: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

A Portland site is a template for big-rig fast-charging, and open for public use. Biodiesel from beef fat will soon be mass-produced by a Nebraska joint venture. And BYD gives a top-level preview of its third-generation platform for electric vehicles.

Allison Transmission’s eGen Flex electric hybrid solution introduced in NYC Transit buses

Green Car Congress

Allison Transmission’s eGen Flex, its next generation electric hybrid propulsion solution ( earlier post ), will be put into revenue service at New York City Transit (NYCT) in May.

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SoCalGas to partner with SunLine Transit Agency to test combination of technologies to produce hydrogen from RNG

Green Car Congress

Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) will demonstrate a combination of technologies that will produce hydrogen from renewable natural gas (RNG) at SunLine Transit Agency’s hydrogen fueling station in Thousand Palms, California.

Tesla creates new team to accelerate use of new materials in its products

Electrek

Tesla is creating a new team to accelerate use of new materials in its products and processes. This new move aims to capitalize on Tesla’s longtime focus on new materials science.

Battle Motors acquires Crane Carrier Company; Class 7 and 8 vocational truck electrification

Green Car Congress

EV technology developer Battle Motors has acquired commercial vehicle OEM Crane Carrier Company. Battle Motors was founded by Michael Patterson, the founder of Romeo Power; Paul Marsolan, co-founder and former CTO of InAuth, Inc.;

Tesla is increasing Powerwall power capacity by up to 50%

Electrek

Elon Musk announced that Tesla has increased the power capacity of the latest Powerwall 2 units by up to 50% in some temperatures. more… The post Tesla is increasing Powerwall power capacity by up to 50% appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Chevron, Toyota to explore strategic alliance on hydrogen

Green Car Congress

Chevron USA, through its Chevron Products Company division (Chevron), and Toyota Motor North America, Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding to explore a strategic alliance to catalyze and lead the development of commercially viable, large-scale businesses in hydrogen, with the goal to advance a functional, thriving global hydrogen economy.

Tesla is building a team to explore new materials like the Cybertruck’s steel exoskeleton

Teslarati

Tesla is planning to build a new team that will help explore the use of new materials that can be used in the company’s products, according to one of the automaker’s lead engineers.

New report finds California’s electric transportation workforce will nearly double by 2024

Green Car Congress

A new report commissioned by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) projects that California’s electric transportation (ET)-related workforce will nearly double by 2024. With an estimated 3,900 ET-related businesses in 2019, California is already the leading state in electric transportation. The report, “Electrifying California: Economic Potential of Growing Electric Transportation,” was prepared for AEE by leading workforce and economic development research consultant BW Research Partnership.

Tesla to unlock Powerwall 2 with more power in upcoming software update

Teslarati

The Tesla Powerwall 2 battery is about to get significantly more impressive, with CEO Elon Musk recently noting that the residential energy storage unit is poised to receive a free software update in the near future.

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UC report to CalEPA outlines policy options to decarbonize California transportation by 2045

Green Car Congress

A team of transportation and policy experts from the University of California released a report to the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) outlining policy options to significantly reduce transportation-related fossil fuel demand and emissions. Those policy options, when combined, could lead to a zero-carbon transportation system by 2045, while also improving equity, health and the economy. A second study led by UC Santa Barbara was released simultaneously.

Tesla Autopilot ‘easily tricked’ by Consumer Reports in bizarre test

Teslarati

Consumer Reports claims to have shown that Tesla Autopilot can be “easily tricked” into driving without anyone in the driver’s seat. The test process was extremely bizarre and required certain items that most drivers would never have in their vehicles.

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Renesas and SiFive partner to develop next-generation high-end RISC-V solutions for automotive

Green Car Congress

Renesas Electronics Corporation and SiFive , Inc., the industry leader in RISC-V processors and silicon solutions, announced a strategic partnership to develop next-generation, high-end RISC-V solutions for automotive applications. The partnership will also include SiFive licensing the use of their RISC-V core IP portfolio to Renesas. RISC-V is an open standard instruction set architecture (ISA) based on established reduced instruction set computer (RISC) principles.

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Bye eFlyer 800 will fly you and 7 of your closest friends 500nm at 320 knots, or more with solar

Electrek

As a pilot and electric vehicle enthusiast, I’ve been waiting for a larger cabin aircraft to emerge from all of the electric startups. Bye aircraft, which is named after its founder, George E.

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Boring Company Las Vegas Convention Center Loop to welcome its first visitors in June

Teslarati

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced that The Boring Company’s Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop is operational and expects to welcome its first visitors in June 2021.

Tesla increases Model 3 and Model Y prices again, now starts at $39,000

Electrek

Tesla Model 3 and Model Y prices have been on a roller coaster so far in 2021 and now they went up again in a new update today. The cheapest Tesla now starts at $39,000. more… The post Tesla increases Model 3 and Model Y prices again, now starts at $39,000 appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Cadillac Lyriq vs Ford Mach-E vs Tesla Model Y: Features, price, and tech comparison

Teslarati

GM has entered the premium all-electric crossover SUV market, and its flagship vehicle is the rather eye-catching Cadillac Lyriq.

Victoria, Australia considers ‘worst EV policy in the world,’ companies respond

Electrek

In Victoria, Australia, the state government is considering implementing a punitive mileage tax specifically on electric cars.

SpaceX’s next Dragon astronaut launch pushed to Friday by bad abort weather

Teslarati

SpaceX’s second operational Dragon astronaut launch and one of the biggest milestones in the history of rocket and spacecraft reuse will have to wait until Friday after bad ‘abort’ weather tripped up an otherwise excellent Thursday launch attempt.

Beetle-inspired Ora Punk Cat electric car raises some eyebrows in VW’s legal department

Electrek

A new electric vehicle unveiled by China’s Great Wall Ora brand this week has attracted the interest of Volkswagen’s legal department for its resemblance to the classic VW Beetle.

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Biden to Slash U.S. Fossil Fuel Emissions 52 Percent by 2030

The Truth About Cars

Today President Joe Biden committed to cutting U.S. fossil fuel emissions up to 52 percent by 2030. His statement came during a virtual climate change summit with 40 world leaders. Presidents Xi Jinping of China and Vladimir Putin of Russia both committed to working on cutting emissions.

BlackRock’s Carbon Transition Fund is swimming in Big Oil

Electrek

The BlackRock US Carbon Transition Readiness exchange-traded fund (ETF) (LCTU) launched last week. It broke records on its first trading day with $1.25 billion invested. But there’s a big problem with this ETF: It’s jam-packed with Big Oil companies.

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Rivian adopts touchless deliveries, 7-day, 1k-mile return policy for R1T and R1S

Teslarati

With customer deliveries of the R1T and the R1S poised to begin soon, Rivian seems hard at work to ensure that its first batch of EV buyers are provided with the best customer experience possible.

Zero launches special-edition DSR electric motorcycle in celebration of 15-year anniversary

Electrek

California-based Zero Motorcycles is celebrating 15 years of building electric motorcycles – an industry that many don’t even realize has been around for over a decade and a half.

The Musk Foundation starts releasing portions of Tesla CEO’s $30M donation for TX schools

Teslarati

On March 30, Elon Musk announced he would donate $20 million to Cameron County schools and $10 million to the City of Brownsville for downtown revitalization. The Musk Foundation has been releasing portions of Musk’s donation to Texas school districts over the past few days. .

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Elon Musk dismisses valid criticism of Tesla as ‘weird’ attacks from the media

Electrek

Elon Musk, who has generally welcomed valid criticism, has now dismissed some serious concerns about Tesla as “weird” attacks from the media. more… The post Elon Musk dismisses valid criticism of Tesla as ‘weird’ attacks from the media appeared first on Electrek.

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The evolving nature of EV battery design

Discover EV

Designing the EV battery of the future: why one size no longer fits all

Formula E races in Spain for the first time at 2021 Valencia ePrix this weekend

Electrek

Formula E will race in Spain for the first time ever this weekend at the Valencia ePrix, with races on both Saturday and Sunday.

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Production At Tesla's Giga Berlin May Start As Late As October

InsideEVs

That’s the pessimistic forecast, according to Handelsblatt

Quick Charge Podcast: April 22, 2021

Electrek

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more… The post Quick Charge Podcast: April 22, 2021 appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Electric Island: See First Charging Site Designed For Big Trucks

InsideEVs

It's located on Swan Island in Portland, near Daimler Trucks North America headquarters

Renault ZOE Ownership Proves EV Popularity Goes Beyond the City Limits

EV Obssesion

Data shows how the all-electric city car has been adopted by car buyers across suburban and rural areas since the first-generation ZOE arrived in January 2013 Findings confirm that electric vehicles are just as suited to rural customers as those in more built-up parts of the country The inclusion of home charging, plus the increased […].

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